Austin Wayne Self had a less than desirable outing this past weekend as the 20-year old driver was taken out of competition early in a late race accident resulting in a disappointing 28th place finish in Saturday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drvin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Self, driving the No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota, started 26th and appeared to be headed for another top-20 finish until lap-120 when the truck driven by Jordan Anderson clipped the back of Self’s truck, turning him up the race track and hard into the outside wall. As Self’s truck rolled down the track, Jennifer Jo Cobb drove in at speed, violently slamming into the side of Self’s disabled truck.
“Obviously a very disappointing night and one torn up truck,” said Self. “It’s really too bad our race had to end like that. He (Anderson) got into me from the back and that’s all it took – I was along for the ride after that.”
Self gives credit to NASCAR for providing safety policies and procedures.
“That was a pretty wicked hit. You’ve gotta tip your hat to NASCAR, they’ve done a great job keeping us drivers safe inside these trucks.”
The NASCAR Camping Word Truck Series will break for the Fourth of July weekend before returning to action in the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday, July 7.
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